THE ATUKWEI OKAI AFRICAN PRIZE FOR POETRY

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ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR ENTRIES

The Pan African Writers Association (PAWA) hereby announces The Atukwei Okai African Prize for Poetry in honor of its pioneer Secretary General, Prof Atukwei Okai ( March 15 1941 to July 13 2018).

The Prize which will be for poetry collections published by individual authors between 2018 to 2021 will be in 5 categories of Arabic, English, French, Kiswahili and Portuguese.

Entries which are open to African Writers at home and in the diaspora must be in digital form and should be sent by email to pawahouse@gmail.com.

Entries will be judged by individual Judges in each category of Arabic, English, French, Kiswahili and Portuguese.

 

Prizes of $2,000 per category will be awarded on March 15 2022, the birthday of Prof Atukwei Okai.

Deadline for Submissions is October 31 2021.

 

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6 Comments

  • KENGNE BOPDA LUC ADONIS

    Bonjour PAWA. J’espère que mon commentaire trouvera une suite favorable, j’aimerais avoir les éléments constitutifs du dossier de candidature. Savoir aussi l’objet du mail qui vous sera envoyé. Quel est le règlement du concours ?
    Merci d’avance pour votre compréhension.

    • fioklou

      Bonsoir Monsieur.
      Desole du retard.
      Comme l’annonce indique, votre poeme doit
      1-Avoir ete publier entre 2018 et 2021
      2- Votre poeme doit etre accessible en ligne c’est a dire sur les plateformes digitales
      3-l’objet du mail est : PAWA AFRICAN PRIZE FOR POETRY
      Merci et bonne chance

  • Dede Larko Esinam

    Hello, please how many poems should an applicant submit?

    • fioklou

      HELLO MADAM
      AS THE NOTICE STATES, ONLY POETRY COLLECTION PUBLISHED BY INDIVIDUAL AUTHORS BETWEEN 2018-2020 ARE ELIGIBLE
      THANK YOU
      ALL THE BEST

  • Valentine Okolo

    Hello, I hope this message meets you well. I have a poetry collection published online with Amazon in the year 2020. But how do I send in my entry since it’s on Amazon Kindle? I can only send a link to it on the Kindle Store where 15% of the book can previewed online. But I can’t send in a full digital copy of of the book. Because I have no control over the Amazon Kindle Store, even though I am the author.

    • fioklou

      HELLO MADAM,
      HOPE THIS REPLY FINDS YOU WELL
      EACH POETRY COLLECTION IS SUPPOSED TO BE READ AND ASSESSED BY A PANEL OF JUDGES. THEY WILL NEED TO HAVE ACCESS TO THE ENTIRE COLLECTION.
      THANK YOU AND ALL THE BEST